Hall for Cornwall January 2018
Sat 6 January
The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm. This charismatic ensemble boasts stars from TV and London’s West End and is backed by an amazing band and live string section. You will be taken on an emotional journey from orchestrated 60s classics such as Massachusetts and Words, to 70s Disco classics including Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive and Tragedy.
Sun 7 January
The Cory Band
The Cory Band is the first band ever to be quadruple champions, simultaneously holding the UK National, British Open, European and Brass in Concert titles. They have maintained their status as the number one Brass Band in the World for the last decade. Cory dares to step out of the traditional brass band genre to deliver a tantalising mixture of both blockbusting and beautiful music that amazes and captivates its audience.
Tue 9 January
Money For Nothing
Europe’s No.1 Dire Straits Show, Money for Nothing pay meticulous attention to every detail, to faithfully recreate the distinct sound of Dire Straits in this unforgettable spectacular. Audiences are treated to those soaring guitar solos and instantly recognisable riffs in the legendary hits, including Money for Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Sultans of Swing, Private Investigations and many more classics drawn from six platinum albums.
Wed 10 January
The Spitfire Sisters
The Spitfire Sisters, Louisa Revolta, Anna Harding and Hannah Castleman, started in 2011 as a 1940s three-part harmony cover group, singing hits from the Andrews and Boswell Sisters. They have since become internationally acclaimed vintage music makers in their own right. They perform an eclectic mix of songs including original tunes from their self-penned album Put Your Phone Away, classic repertoire from the 1940s and modern songs with an old fashioned twist.
Thu 11 January
Formed in the 1970s, Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity reaching No.1 in the UK charts. They have also enjoyed success with a string of hits including Milk and Alcohol, Roxette, Back in the Night, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator, which gave the group their first gold record.
Fri 12 January
Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Story
Beautiful Noise, performed by Fisher Stevens and his sensational band, is Europe’s leading Neil Diamond show, taking the audience on an unforgettable journey through Neil’s life and music. With sparkling musical gems including Love On The Rocks, Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, America, and many more. Get ready for a Beautiful Noise.
Sat 13 January
The Spirit of Aloha
Starring Gordon Hendricks 2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artiste (World No 1 ETA)
This fantastic show takes you through the 68 Special and Elvis in Concert years, to a special acoustic section, with beautiful ballads and glorious gospel songs. Gordon also presents Aloha from Hawaii, a superlatively choreographed production replicating this iconic show as beamed via satellite live from Honalulu.
Mon 15 January
Vivaldi by Candlelight
Performed by the Locrian Ensemble
Attired in lavish period costume, with a stunning set, Britain’s charismatic classical touring ensemble perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a composition which depicts 17th Century Italian rural life in a wonderfully inventive manner. Other works include the virtuoso Concerto for Two Violins, the Rustic Symphony, and classics such as Pachelbel’s Canon and Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.
Tue 16 January
The unique ABBA look and sound is replicated with incredible attention to detail as the beautiful lyrics penned by Benny and Bjorn are sung in wonderful harmony. Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals, top-class musicianship and an all live performance with a six-piece band, ensures that ABBA Forever captivates the audience from the opening refrain to the final sing-along chorus.
Wed 17 – Sat 20 January
Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet
Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia, the United States and now, the UK. This acclaimed company returns to Hall For Cornwall for five stunning performances, each complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists who will take your breath away!
Giselle: Wed 17 Jan, 7.30pm & Thu 18 Jan, 7.30pm
Music: Adolphe Adam
One of the few 19th century Romantic ballets to survive intact, this is the quintessential story of unrequited love. Giselle, an innocent young village girl, loves to dance in spite of the uncertainty of a weak heart, and enjoys a simple life in her village. This story follows her through tender romance, heartbreak, death and the afterlife, as she ultimately saves the life of a man who has betrayed her.
Swan Lake: Fri 19 Jan, 7.30pm & Sat 20 Jan, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake is Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, a tragic tale of love and betrayal with an instantly recognisable score. This is the epic story of Prince Siegfried and his true love Odette who, tricked by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart and his daughter Odile, would rather die together than live apart.
Mon 22 January
The Classic Rock Show: Guitar Greats World Tour 2018
The Classic Rock Show powers through rock’s finest moments, celebrating the likes of Jimmy Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Mark Knopfler, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Angus Young, Brian May and Pete Townshend performed with note-for-note precision that truly brings the iconic era defining recordings back to life, with a huge sound and light show. Anthem after anthem, riff after riff, power chord after power chord, the evening culminates in a show-stopping guitar duel not to be missed!
Tue 23 January
Sultans of String
Sultans of String thrill their audiences with their genre-hopping tapestry of Spanish flamenco, Celtic, Cuban rhythms, Gypsy-jazz, and middle eastern folk, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, while world rhythms excite audiences to their feet.
Thu 25 – Sun 28 January
Thu 25 Jan, 1.30pm & 7pm, Fri 26 Jan, 10.30am & 7pm, Sat 27 Jan, 2.30pm & 7pm, Sun 28 Jan, 11am
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie! When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!
Age Recommendation: 5+
Mon 29 January
Secondary Dance Showcase
We have called this evening of dance Anthem as we are choosing the most iconic pieces of music from the last 50 years, that inspire the creation of extraordinary dances by young people from Cornwall’s secondary schools and young people’s dance groups. This is our first showcase of work of this kind, building on the immense success of our primary schools performances in recent years.
Tue 30 January
Primary Dance Showcase
Around the World in 80 Days
Over 400 young people from Primary schools across Cornwall come together to perform in the 4th annual Primary Dance Showcase. This year the young people are celebrating global cultures and ideas under the title ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. A magical evening of dance, music and creativity.
Wed 31 January
Secondary Drama Showcase
A Celebration of the Work of Nick Darke
Building on the success of the last eight years of drama showcases at Hall For Cornwall, join us in celebrating the inspirational role of drama performance work in Cornish schools. Each school will present a 10 minute piece using the work of Cornish playwright and filmmaker Nick Darke as their inspiration.